No new COVID-19 cases in BuCor facilities for two weeks

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The Bureau of Corrections has not recorded any new COVID-19 infections in its facilities for two weeks straight, keeping the total number of infections at 343, Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete said Tuesday. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 14) — The Bureau of Corrections has not recorded any new COVID-19 infections in its facilities for two weeks straight, keeping the total number of infections at 343, Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete said Tuesday.

"[U]ntil further notice, visitation privileges remain suspended," he said in a statement, adding that the last case was detected on July 1.

The COVID-19 death toll in the penal farms and colonies is still at 18 while two persons - a BuCor worker and an inmate - are on quarantine.

Of those who died, 15 were from National Bilibid Prisons and three from the Correctional Institute for Women, the only two facilities that reported cases, Perete added.

He also said the "electronic dalaw" program will continue.